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Duane F. "Shorty" McGinn, 84

Posted 8/2/2018

HALSTEAD – Duane F. “Shorty” McGinn, 84, died Friday July 20, 2018 at his residence.  He was born May 15, 1934 at Sedgwick to John Maurice and Evelyn E. (Shuetz) McGinn. 

He was owner operator of McGinn & Sons and Sedgwick Motors.

He also drove trucks, farmed and drag raced rail cars.  Before completely retiring, he worked for Halstead Township.

Duane loved fishing, camping, dancing, restoring antique tractors and many other items.

He loved spending time with his children at parades, tractor pulls and hosted many cookouts.

On May 25, 1952 he married Nancy Ann Hall at Halstead.  He later married Charlotte A. Franklin Dudrey on Feb. 22, 1992 at Newton.  She survives of Halstead.

Other survivors include son: Kurt (Janice) McGinn, Sedgwick; daughters: Cindy Beasley, Wichita; Jill (Steve Ewy) McGinn, Halstead; Karen (Chip) Steffen, Haven; mother of his children: Nancy Steffen, Haven; sister: Janice McVicar, Wichita; grandchildren: Christine Jones, Valley Center; Misty Bitting, Wichita; Gracie Steffen, Haven; great-grandchildren: Cody McGinn, Shelby Jones, Valley Center; Bailey Arnold, Wichita.

He was preceded in death by brothers: Richard “Dick”, Kenneth “Dutch”, and Jerry McGinn.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

Memorials may be given to the Sedgwick Historical Society, Depot Project in Care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.